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AMT support for Localism Bill and plain English guide published

By • Jan 20th, 2011 • Category: Uncategorized

Communities and Local Government (CLG) put out a press notice on Monday 17 January recognising the support for the Localism Bill coming from a ‘…wide range of organisations, from civic and community groups and business leaders to housing and planning professionals and local authorities.’

CLG quoted AMT’s chief executive, Chris Wade, who said:

“”This welcome Bill is a huge step forward in the drive to put greater decision making powers and more funding decisions in the hands of local people.

“We have long championed community-led planning in its broadest sense and our experience shows that with determination and a little guidance communities are ready to take control.

“The Bill will give more weight to communities’ carefully informed views on issues that affect them and the services they use.”

Read the full press notice here: Localism Bill to hand power to the people gains support

CLG has also published ‘A plain English guide to the Localism Bill’.

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is As Online Communications Coordinator, Katie is responsible for the running of the AMT website and has taken the charity into the world of social media. Her particular focus is to expand and promote AMT's database of more than 400 case studies of town and community projects - regularly cited as one of the most valuable aspects of AMT Membership. Katie's previous experience ranges from PA to an internationally-renowned architect in London to Manager of the Responsible Tourism Awards for in Brighton. Katie works on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be contacted at
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